Project Worker (Substance Misuse Outreach Worker) - The Children's Society

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £23,855.76 per annum (plus allowances)    

This post is on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2023.

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.    

This role sits within our children and young people's directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support. Your role will be to help us maintain and develop innovative practice to support our work in our services around the country.    

We are currently looking for a child-centred practitioner to join our dynamic, ambitious team.    

A key part of this role will be your ability to reach out and engage with Young People in the Community who are using drugs/alcohol and ensure that they have access to our treatment service. 

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:   
• The ability to engage with Young People and build relationships with them 
• A knowledge of substance misuse and awareness of national and local initiatives   
• Knowledge of child adolescent development and person centred interventions   
• Knowledge of relevant drug prevention and harm minimisation strategies to all referred young people   

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.    

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.    

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.   

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The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 18th October 2022. If, after 14 days, we receive enough applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy on Tuesday 4th October.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTorbayDevon
  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthProject & Programme Management

  • Salary Details

    £23,855.76 per annum (plus allowances)    

  • Job TermFixed
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required